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Hurst, Texas
City of Hurst
The City Hall of Hurst, Texas.
The City Hall of Hurst, Texas.
Official seal of Hurst, Texas
Location of Hurst in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Hurst in Tarrant County, Texas
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Tarrant
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 9.97 sq mi (25.83 km2)
 • Land 9.96 sq mi (25.81 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
554 ft (169 m)
 • Total 40,413
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,879.47/sq mi (1,497.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76053-54, 76180
Area code(s) 682, 817
FIPS code 48-35576
GNIS feature ID 1374183

Hurst is a city in the U.S. state of Texas located in the densely populated portion of northeastern Tarrant County and is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is considered a Dallas and Fort Worth suburb and is part of the Mid-Cities region. It is 13 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 40,413.

The City of Hurst is surrounded by other communities including Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, and Colleyvile. Hurst's education system is sponsored and served by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, while other school districts Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Birdville ISD serve the far north and far west portions.

Places of importance inside Hurst include the Tarrant County College campus that was built in 1961, the newly constructed Tarrant County Northeast Courthouse, the headquarters of Bell Helicopter (considered to be in the city limits of Fort Worth), The Hurst/Bell Station (opened in September 2000) that is jointly owned by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Trinity Railway Express. The city's premier shopping center, North East Mall that was ranked the #1 Shopping Mall in Tarrant County and is the third largest mall in the state of Texas. The North East Mall opened in March 1972 (sources vary), is owned by the Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group. Hurst's only cinema complex, the North East Cinemark Rave 18 opened in 2004.

Respectively in 2012, Hurst was ranked at #48 as one of the Best Dallas Suburbs according to D Magazine.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 10,165
1970 27,215 167.7%
1980 31,420 15.5%
1990 33,574 6.9%
2000 36,273 8.0%
2010 37,337 2.9%
2020 40,413 8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2011, there were 37,337 people, 14,652 households, and 10,261 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,662.6 people per square mile (1,414.7/km2). There were 15,761 housing units at an average density of 1,487.2 per square mile (574.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.7% White, 5.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 7.20% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.1% of the population.

There were 14,652 households, out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,369, and the median income for a family was $57,955. Males had a median income of $40,734 versus $29,551 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,247. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


Places in Hurst include North East Mall, an upscale mall owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, Rave Motion Pictures, which is the major attraction of the city, and Chisholm Park.

The city features two city run water parks, an athletic center, and a wide variety of restaurants.

Surrounding Cities

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Surrounding municipalities



Top employers

According to Hurst's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. 3,550
2 North East Mall (aggregate not major employers listed) 1,800
3 Shops at North East Mall 790
4 Tarrant County College 500
5 Walmart 450
6 City of Hurst 379
7 Dillard's 375
8 Macy's 220
9 JC Penney 190
10 Target 175


Most of Hurst is within the boundaries of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. HEB ISD's Lawrence D. Bell High School is the only high school in the city and serves more than 2,100 students. Smaller portions of Hurst are within the boundaries of Birdville ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and Keller ISD.

Sections in GCISD are zoned to: Bransford Elementary School, Colleyville Middle School, and Grapevine High School.

The Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College is located in Hurst, and has grown from 8,053 students in 1976–1977 to serve 13,198 students in 2016–2017.

Notable people

  • Ron Faurot, former NFL and University of Arkansas standout
  • Marshall Henderson, basketball player at Ole Miss; currently playing professionally overseas
  • Tommy Maddox, former NFL and XFL quarterback
  • Alex Reymundo, comedian
  • Olivia Scott Welch, actress
  • Buddy Whittington, Texas blues guitarist (with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers)

See also

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